Category Archives: technology

Ghanaian Ingenuity

What is going on here? That is a LPG (liquified petroleum gas) tank that has been fitted in the trunk of a taxi in Ghana. I just came across this yesterday in the taxi that took us into the field … Continue reading

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Shopping at Makola

I’m a big fan of Makola Market. At first experience it was frankly insane. It’s a giant, sprawling, packed market that spans many blocks. I’ve come to like it though. I have no idea where anything is, where I am … Continue reading

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I got a new camera!

You might remember that my camera died after being exposed to sewage runoff in an open drain in Accra about a month ago. Today, I received its replacement! A Canon SD940IS digital point and shoot. I wanted a camera with … Continue reading

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The camera is pooped

…literally. My little Canon SD1200 P&S that served me so well this year at school has died. Cause of death: excessive sewage intake. I am considering buying a new one and shipping it to the embassy if that’s possible. Will … Continue reading

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Two reasons why I love TED

OK, I know this sounds a little crazy but these guys have come up with laser technology that can track mosquitoes and zap them out of the sky. I’m not convinced that it is a practical solution to the malaria … Continue reading

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